Period
to 22 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 16 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 5,038 14,430 20,733
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 10.99% 11.23% 13.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.55% 41.58% 44.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4,689 13,121 19,025
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £74,050
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 13,068 34,706 46,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 28.51% 27.00% 29.70%
Number of salaries quoted 10,954 28,669 37,764
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 22 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 1,869 £65,000 +8.33% 282
South East +4 1,097 £50,000 +11.11% 224
North of England 0 933 £47,500 +11.76% 307
North West +6 613 £50,000 +17.65% 200
Midlands +2 530 £45,000 +5.88% 179
West Midlands +2 355 £45,000 +4.65% 92
South West -2 353 £42,500 - 76
Yorkshire -6 271 £45,000 +5.88% 76
East of England -2 236 £47,500 +5.56% 73
East Midlands 0 174 £45,000 +12.50% 87
North East -9 48 £41,000 +10.07% 31
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 2,585 (51.31%) .NET
2 2,567 (50.95%) SQL
3 2,476 (49.15%) C#
4 2,032 (40.33%) Azure
5 1,988 (39.46%) Microsoft
6 1,914 (37.99%) Agile Software Development
7 1,596 (31.68%) JavaScript
8 1,323 (26.26%) ASP.NET
9 1,239 (24.59%) MVC
10 1,165 (23.12%) Finance
11 1,059 (21.02%) HTML
12 990 (19.65%) DevOps
13 980 (19.45%) CSS
14 931 (18.48%) Windows
15 912 (18.10%) AngularJS
16 878 (17.43%) .NET Core
17 854 (16.95%) AWS
18 819 (16.26%) .NET Framework
19 787 (15.62%) T-SQL
20 755 (14.99%) Business Intelligence
21 727 (14.43%) ASP.NET Web API
22 719 (14.27%) TDD
23 717 (14.23%) Oracle
24 708 (14.05%) ASP.NET MVC
25 694 (13.78%) Microservices
26 678 (13.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 640 (12.70%) Git (software)
28 629 (12.49%) React
29 613 (12.17%) Scrum
30 592 (11.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 329 (6.53%) IIS
2 250 (4.96%) SharePoint
3 191 (3.79%) Apache
4 172 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
5 130 (2.58%) Confluence
6 92 (1.83%) CMS
7 81 (1.61%) MS Exchange
8 77 (1.53%) NServiceBus
9 72 (1.43%) Apache Spark
10 62 (1.23%) Tomcat
11 51 (1.01%) WebSphere
12 47 (0.93%) Umbraco
13 42 (0.83%) Skype for Business
14 37 (0.73%) SAS
15 29 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
15 29 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
16 28 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
17 26 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
18 24 (0.48%) EPiServer
18 24 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 211 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 172 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.060%) SPSS
8 2 (0.040%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.020%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.020%) Inkscape
9 1 (0.020%) Mingle
9 1 (0.020%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 143 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 16 (0.32%) SAP GTS
6 12 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.18%) Maximo
7 9 (0.18%) Siebel CRM
8 8 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
8 8 (0.16%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.16%) R3 Corda
9 7 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 7 (0.14%) iTrent
9 7 (0.14%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
10 6 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
10 6 (0.12%) ResourceLink
10 6 (0.12%) Visualfiles
11 5 (0.099%) Infor CRM
11 5 (0.099%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 2,032 (40.33%) Azure
2 854 (16.95%) AWS
3 524 (10.40%) Power Platform
4 266 (5.28%) Office 365
5 246 (4.88%) GCP
6 220 (4.37%) Serverless
7 211 (4.19%) SaaS
8 199 (3.95%) IaaS
9 195 (3.87%) PaaS
10 158 (3.14%) Dynamics 365
11 157 (3.12%) AWS Lambda
12 113 (2.24%) Amazon ECS
13 108 (2.14%) GitHub
14 94 (1.87%) Azure Data Factory
14 94 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
15 86 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
16 76 (1.51%) Apigee
17 59 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
18 58 (1.15%) PowerApps
19 53 (1.05%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 176 (3.49%) Skype
2 155 (3.08%) Firewall
3 132 (2.62%) DNS
4 92 (1.83%) Internet
5 90 (1.79%) HTTP
6 89 (1.77%) DHCP
7 87 (1.73%) TCP/IP
8 78 (1.55%) VPN
9 74 (1.47%) SAN
10 63 (1.25%) WAN
11 58 (1.15%) LAN
12 44 (0.87%) Network Security
13 27 (0.54%) NetScaler
13 27 (0.54%) VLAN
14 26 (0.52%) VoIP
15 22 (0.44%) NAS
15 22 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
15 22 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (0.42%) SSL
17 19 (0.38%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 678 (13.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 592 (11.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 578 (11.47%) Data Warehouse
4 482 (9.57%) Power BI
5 474 (9.41%) MySQL
6 380 (7.54%) Relational Database
7 367 (7.28%) MongoDB
8 348 (6.91%) NoSQL
9 333 (6.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 327 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
11 243 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
12 203 (4.03%) Azure SQL Database
13 173 (3.43%) SQL Server 2019
14 165 (3.28%) Big Data
15 150 (2.98%) Data Lake
16 140 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
17 133 (2.64%) RDBMS
18 132 (2.62%) Amazon Redshift
19 117 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
20 109 (2.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 640 (12.70%) Git (software)
2 338 (6.71%) Visual Studio
3 271 (5.38%) Jenkins
4 257 (5.10%) JIRA
5 233 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 202 (4.01%) TeamCity
7 182 (3.61%) Selenium
8 154 (3.06%) Octopus Deploy
9 111 (2.20%) GitLab
10 97 (1.93%) SpecFlow
11 96 (1.91%) NUnit
12 89 (1.77%) Artifactory
13 70 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 70 (1.39%) WebDriver
14 63 (1.25%) Bitbucket
15 61 (1.21%) Subversion
16 60 (1.19%) Moq
17 57 (1.13%) MSTest
18 48 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
19 47 (0.93%) Cypress.io
General
1 1,165 (23.12%) Finance
2 252 (5.00%) Banking
3 132 (2.62%) Back Office
4 117 (2.32%) Retail
5 96 (1.91%) Law
6 87 (1.73%) Games
7 78 (1.55%) Marketing
7 78 (1.55%) Public Sector
8 74 (1.47%) Front Office
9 70 (1.39%) Legal
10 50 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 41 (0.81%) Advertising
12 39 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 38 (0.75%) Telecoms
14 34 (0.67%) Investment Banking
15 33 (0.66%) Local Government
16 30 (0.60%) Electronics
17 20 (0.40%) Aerospace
18 12 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 12 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,703 (53.65%) Developer
2 1,147 (22.77%) .NET Developer
3 819 (16.26%) C# Developer
4 559 (11.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 533 (10.58%) Senior Developer
6 471 (9.35%) Analyst
7 444 (8.81%) Software Developer
8 367 (7.28%) SQL Developer
9 300 (5.95%) Architect
10 218 (4.33%) DBA
11 214 (4.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 208 (4.13%) Full Stack Developer
13 202 (4.01%) Senior .NET Developer
14 186 (3.69%) Software Engineer
15 173 (3.43%) C# Software Developer
16 170 (3.37%) Lead Developer
17 167 (3.31%) .NET Software Developer
18 151 (3.00%) Data Engineer
19 150 (2.98%) SQL DBA
20 145 (2.88%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,585 (51.31%) .NET
2 1,323 (26.26%) ASP.NET
3 1,059 (21.02%) HTML
4 980 (19.45%) CSS
5 912 (18.10%) AngularJS
6 878 (17.43%) .NET Core
7 819 (16.26%) .NET Framework
8 727 (14.43%) ASP.NET Web API
9 708 (14.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 629 (12.49%) React
11 571 (11.33%) Web Services
12 529 (10.50%) jQuery
13 470 (9.33%) Entity Framework
14 423 (8.40%) REST
15 376 (7.46%) HTML5
16 348 (6.91%) XML
17 294 (5.84%) ASP.NET Core
18 291 (5.78%) Node.js
19 270 (5.36%) RESTful
20 261 (5.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 417 (8.28%) Greenfield Project
2 402 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
3 185 (3.67%) Hedge funds
4 160 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
5 140 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 133 (2.64%) Mobile App
7 112 (2.22%) User Experience
8 102 (2.02%) Clustering
9 100 (1.98%) Data Centre
10 96 (1.91%) Replication
11 88 (1.75%) Data Structures
12 72 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
13 64 (1.27%) Algorithms
14 61 (1.21%) Public Cloud
15 54 (1.07%) Cloud Native
16 50 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 49 (0.97%) Private Cloud
18 41 (0.81%) Reinsurance
19 40 (0.79%) Fixed Income
20 35 (0.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 931 (18.48%) Windows
2 436 (8.65%) Windows Server
3 421 (8.36%) Linux
4 135 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 106 (2.10%) Unix
6 105 (2.08%) Windows Server 2016
7 100 (1.98%) Android
8 70 (1.39%) Windows 10
8 70 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 63 (1.25%) Apple iOS
10 50 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 39 (0.77%) CentOS
12 38 (0.75%) Windows 7
13 34 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
14 19 (0.38%) Solaris
15 17 (0.34%) Debian
16 16 (0.32%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.22%) AIX
18 10 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
19 9 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,914 (37.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1,239 (24.59%) MVC
3 990 (19.65%) DevOps
4 755 (14.99%) Business Intelligence
5 719 (14.27%) TDD
6 694 (13.78%) Microservices
7 613 (12.17%) Scrum
8 479 (9.51%) Problem-Solving
9 476 (9.45%) Software Engineering
10 443 (8.79%) Web Development
11 434 (8.61%) OO
12 426 (8.46%) ETL
13 414 (8.22%) Test Automation
14 376 (7.46%) BDD
15 355 (7.05%) Analytics
16 341 (6.77%) Mentoring
17 333 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
18 324 (6.43%) Computer Science
19 302 (5.99%) Data Modelling
20 298 (5.92%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2,567 (50.95%) SQL
2 2,476 (49.15%) C#
3 1,596 (31.68%) JavaScript
4 787 (15.62%) T-SQL
5 558 (11.08%) Python
6 472 (9.37%) Java
6 472 (9.37%) PowerShell
7 325 (6.45%) TypeScript
8 186 (3.69%) VB.NET
9 144 (2.86%) PL/SQL
10 136 (2.70%) PHP
11 122 (2.42%) C++
12 115 (2.28%) VB
13 80 (1.59%) Bash Shell
14 76 (1.51%) R
15 68 (1.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 53 (1.05%) Ruby
17 48 (0.95%) VBA
18 47 (0.93%) Scala
19 46 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 572 (11.35%) Degree
2 175 (3.47%) Security Cleared
3 174 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 170 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 101 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 76 (1.51%) MCSE
7 75 (1.49%) MCSA
8 62 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
9 61 (1.21%) MCP
10 58 (1.15%) CCNA
11 50 (0.99%) Sun Certification
12 38 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
13 37 (0.73%) DV Cleared
14 24 (0.48%) Master's Degree
14 24 (0.48%) MCTS
15 22 (0.44%) MCITP
16 21 (0.42%) AWS Certification
17 18 (0.36%) ISEB
18 15 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
18 15 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (5.38%) QA
2 109 (2.16%) Data Quality
3 98 (1.95%) GDPR
4 73 (1.45%) SLA
5 43 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (0.42%) PMO
7 19 (0.38%) COBIT
8 18 (0.36%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.28%) NIST
10 6 (0.12%) IFRS
10 6 (0.12%) MiFID
10 6 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.099%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.079%) PSD2
13 3 (0.060%) COSO
13 3 (0.060%) EMIR
13 3 (0.060%) UCITS
14 2 (0.040%) GAMP
14 2 (0.040%) ISO 20022
15 1 (0.020%) GAAP
System Software
1 527 (10.46%) Docker
2 459 (9.11%) Active Directory
3 205 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 133 (2.64%) Hyper-V
5 56 (1.11%) vSphere
6 48 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
8 21 (0.42%) XenApp
9 17 (0.34%) Terminal Server
9 17 (0.34%) VirtualBox
10 14 (0.28%) VMware Server
10 14 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.20%) Firmware
13 8 (0.16%) HDFS
13 8 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 7 (0.14%) GlusterFS
15 6 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 443 (8.79%) Kubernetes
2 140 (2.78%) Ansible
3 107 (2.12%) Terraform
4 87 (1.73%) Puppet
4 87 (1.73%) SCCM
5 73 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 32 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
8 31 (0.62%) WSUS
9 24 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
10 18 (0.36%) Kibana
11 17 (0.34%) Nagios
12 15 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
13 13 (0.26%) HAProxy
13 13 (0.26%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 12 (0.24%) Backup Exec
14 12 (0.24%) SCOM
14 12 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
15 11 (0.22%) Data Guard
15 11 (0.22%) MIIS
Vendors
1 1,988 (39.46%) Microsoft
2 717 (14.23%) Oracle
3 330 (6.55%) VMware
4 210 (4.17%) Google
5 159 (3.16%) Tableau
6 130 (2.58%) IBM
7 119 (2.36%) SAP
8 114 (2.26%) Cisco
9 97 (1.93%) Citrix
10 78 (1.55%) HP
11 57 (1.13%) Dell
12 54 (1.07%) Databricks
12 54 (1.07%) Xamarin
13 49 (0.97%) Red Hat
13 49 (0.97%) ServiceNow
14 41 (0.81%) Zend
15 36 (0.71%) Splunk
16 35 (0.69%) Atlassian
16 35 (0.69%) Sybase
17 33 (0.66%) Salesforce.com